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Re: some Debian newbie backports questions



On Sat, Sep 25, 2010 at 09:54:21AM +0200, Alexander Wirt wrote:
> Harald Jenny schrieb am Saturday, den 25. September 2010:
> 
> Hi, 

Hello

> 
> > 	I'm new to backporting so please be patient if my questions are already
> > answered somewhere else and I did not find it. My questions are:
> > 
> > Building my package on testing currently requires debhelper (>= 7.1) which is
> > obviously newer than the version in stable - should rather the depedency be
> > lowered to 7.0.15 ignoring the
> > 
> > dpkg-gencontrol: warning: unknown substitution variable ${misc:Depends}
> > 
> > messages or should the package rather build-depend on the debhelper version
> > from backports?
> Please use the backport. 

Ok (was afraid it wouldn't build inside build environment then ;-) ).

> 
> > Further lintian throws some messages:
> > 
> > W: openswan-modules-source: unknown-section kernel
> > W: openswan-modules-dkms: unknown-section kernel
> > E: openswan-doc: postinst-does-not-call-installdocs usr/share/doc-base/openswan
> > E: openswan-doc: prerm-does-not-call-installdocs usr/share/doc-base/openswan
> > W: openswan-dbg: unknown-section debug
> > 
> > Can/should they be ignored and if not what would be the correct sections/fix?
> Don't use linitian for backports. Its useless. 

So all lintian message found in a previous run can be ignored correct?

> 
> Alex

Harald

> 
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